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Environmental Mining and Quarry Engineering (Special Topics)

Code Number:
Teaching Semester:8th
Course Direction:Environmental Engineering and Geo-Environment
Course Type:Elective

Lecture Hours Lab Hours Exercise Hours
2 2 0

Course Overview

Environmental impacts of Mining Activities: Introduction, Impacts on the Natural Environment, Socio-economic Impacts, Factors Influencing the Impacts of Mining.
Visual Pollution: Introduction, Theoretical Background, Assessment Methods for Site Visual Quality, Planning and Design of Mining Works for minimizing the visual impacts.
Ground Vibrations and Air-blast: Introduction, Theoretical Background, Monitoring and Measurements of Ground Vibration and Air-blast. Measures for Reducing Ground Vibration and Air-Blast, Damages on Constructions. Human Nuisance. Legislative and other criteria.
Noise Pollution: Introduction, Theoretical Background, Noise Sources in Mining Activities, Predictive Models, Monitoring, Measures for Reducing Noise Pollution, Legislative criteria of Environmental Noise.
Air Pollution: Introduction, Theoretical Background, Point and Linear Sources of Dust and other Pollutants in Mining Activities, Dispersion Modeling, Monitoring, Protective Measures.
Restoration - Rehabilitation of Mining and Quarrying Sites: Critical Parameters, New Land Uses, Criteria and Methods for Assessing the Alternative Plans. The Problem of Abandoned Mines and Quarries.

Teaching Personnel

D. Kaliampakos
D. Damigos

Last Updated: February 25, 2007